Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients (ZGNI) Appoints Bill Murphy General Manager

New Hire to Lead ZGNI Into Premix and Food Ingredients Market

LONG BEACH, Calif., November 10, 2005 - Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients (ZGNI) today announced the appointment of Bill Murphy to general manager of the Zuellig Functional Food Ingredients (ZFFI) business unit. Murphy will lead ZGNI's entry into the premix and food ingredients market, drawing upon his extensive experience in the food ingredient, nutraceutical, premix and encapsulation industries.

"The reputation, leadership and capabilities of ZGNI and its affiliates will without a doubt allow the company's new functional food ingredients business unit to secure a strong position in the marketplace," stated Murphy. "I am extremely pleased to be part of this organization and am looking forward to establishing and developing the ZFFI business."

"Bill brings a unique skill set to our team that will allow us to expand out of our core dietary supplement ingredients business and into the food and premix market," said Peter Hafermann, president, BI Nutraceuticals. "He clearly has the capabilities and enthusiasm, which in concert with the sourcing and manufacturing expertise that exists with the group today, will allow us to successfully grow this new venture."

Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients (ZGNI) is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of value-added, premium quality, dietary supplement and food ingredients. The entities with the group include BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, CA, Premium Performance Ingredients, Islandia, NY and ZGNI ­ China, Shanghai, China. ZGNI services the nutrition, food and healthcare industries worldwide. For more information visit www.botanicals.com.

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